Sending Office: Honorable Mike Quigley
Sent By:
Brooke.Stuedell@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor the Bipartisan “Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act”

Endorsed by: American Association of Law Libraries, American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Association of Research Libraries, Bahr Law Offices, P.C., Campaign for Accountability,
Center for Data Innovation, Center for Responsive Politics, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Community Research, Defending Rights & Dissent, Demand Progress Action, Essential Information, Free Government Information, Government
Accountability Project, Government Information Watch, GovTrack.us, In the Public Interest, Issue One, Liberty Coalition, National Coalition for History, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, National Security Archive, National Security Counselors, National
Taxpayers Union, OpenTheGovernment, Project on Government Oversight, Quorum, R Street Institute, Reclaim The Records, Rural Coalition, Sage Information Services, Society of Professional Journalists, SPARC, Sunlight Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists,
and Washington Coalition for Open Government

Original Cosponsors: Reps. Rodney Davis, Barry Loudermilk, David Brat, Jim Cooper, Darren Soto, Krysten Sinema, Gregory Meeks

Dear Colleague:

Each year federal agencies submit thousands of reports to Congress containing a wealth of information that enables the public to better understand how well federal agencies are (or are not) fulfilling their respective missions, from ensuring the safety of
our drugs and food supply, to protecting the environment, and monitoring the soundness of our financial institutions. Unfortunately, many of these reports simply sit collecting dust in the Committees to which they are delivered, or are posted in numerous places
on dozens of agency websites rarely to be seen.

My bill, the
Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
, would create a single website, maintained by GPO, where the public can easily search, sort and download all congressional reports from agencies.  This bill represents a common-sense, non-controversial way
that will go a long way to improving the institutional capacity of the legislative branch. GPO supports this bill as does a litany of

civil society groups on both the left and the right
.

For more information or to become an original cosponsor, please contact Brooke Stuedell in my office at (202) 225-4061 or Brooke.Stuedell@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Mike Quigley

Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues
Selected legislative information: Ethics and Standards, Government, Rules/Legislative Branch
Related Bill Information
Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 4631
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